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Volunteers needed for Great Mississippi River Cleanup

WINONA, MN - Volunteers are needed to help clean up the Mississippi River in Alma, Buffalo City and Winona on Saturday, September 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge – Winona District is teaming up with Friends of the Refuge Headwaters, and Mississippi River Revival for the event. 

It's all a part of "The Great Mississippi River Cleanup." Last year, 2,459 volunteers from 23 states removed 127,230 pounds of debris from the Mississippi River between St. Paul, Minnesota, and St. Louis, Missiouri, as part of the event.

Pre-registration is required. Click to sign up.

Here are the local staging areas:
-Pool 5 – Alma Landing (above Dairyland Power), Alma, Wis.
GPS: N44 18.390: W 091 54.390

-Pool 5 – Lower Spring Lake Landing, Buffalo City, Wis. 
GPS: N44 12.326; W091 49.938

-Pool 5A – McNally Landing, Winona, Minn.
GPS: N44 04.874; W091 41.342

-Pool 6 – Latsch Island Beach, Winona, Minn.
GPS: N44 03 28.99; W091 38 07.04 

There is also a cleanup scheduled in Prairie du Chien on September 7.

For more information on The Great Mississippi River Cleanup, contact Mary Stefanski, Winona District Manager at the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, at (507) 494-6229.

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